April 29, 2009

Brian Price is beastly toward the offense

It was obvious to anyone who saw Bruin junior defensive tackle Brian Price play in high school while at Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw that he was a special athlete. While still a junior at Crenshaw, Price attended the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto. He was driven to the venue by his dad Frank Price. They had some car problems, but through persistence the Price's made the camp when it started.

The only jersey that was left had the number of 666. Price a religious young man was undaunted by having the number of the "beast". He said to his father that he didn't mind having that number since he "came to the camp to unleash hell" and unleash hell, he did, thus gaining the nickname "the Beast."

Price has continued his beastly ways. In about 20 plays on Saturday Night in UCLA's Spring Game, he had four tackles, two for losses and two sacks for a minus 27 yards.

BruinBlitz.com talked to Price late in spring to catch up.

BruinBlitz.com: Well every offensive lineman that I have interviewed this spring I've asked what is like trying to block Brian Price and to a man they say "he's a beast" so you l=have lived up to your nickname this spring. You seemed to have really dedicated yourself in the offseason and that you are on mission, what have you been doing in the offseason to get yourself ready?

Price: "I have just been doing conditioning and being consistent, lifting weights and getting better with my technique, but lifting and keeping consistent have been my main things. That's what coach told me I need to work on and become more of a leader and I am stepping into that roll."

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